It has arrived.... Hollow Everdaze’s long-time-coming debut album Cartoons is a stunning new statement for a band that’s been reimagining psychedelic pop since forming in 2007 by lead vocalist, Dan Baulch and bassist, Jackson Kay in their small town hometown of Bacchus Marsh in Western Victoria. Since the release of 'Last Laugh' we have been waiting for this to come through and thats why it's Rabbit Radio's album of the week.
A few years ago, while in a tour van somewhere in Idaho, the members of Chastity Belt - Julia Shapiro, Gretchen Grimm, Lydia Lund, and Annie Truscott - opted to pass the time in a relatively unusual fashion: They collectively paid one another compliments, in great and thoughtful detail. This is what we like best about you, this is why we love you. I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone is a dark and beautiful set of moody post-punk that finds the Seattle outfit’s feelings in full view, unobscured by humour. Despite these somewhat haunting insight and melodies, the album presents these serious themes without it being a serious departure from Chastity Belt's well-loved sound. 'I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone' is Rabbit Radio's Album Of The Week, and we sure do think it's great
Inspired while touring Australia, Europe and North America, Tora wrote Take A Rest over a two year period in various locations around the globe before composing, recording, producing and mixing the album in their home studios in Byron Bay. Tora took a novel approach to recording Take A Rest by incorporating organic sounds heard in guitarist Jai Piccone’s garden, including the buzzing of flies, bamboo creaking in the wind and the scraping of cactuses with rakes. Take A Rest was mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, WAFIA, Hiatus Kaiyote). Take A Rest is Rabbit Radio's Album Of The Week all this week, embracing and supporting aussie grown music, officially being released this Friday 9th June,
So begins Bernard Fanning’s second installment in a two album coupling Civil Dusk/Brutal Dawn. Renewal, realization, reconciliation and evolution are the ‘brutal’ answers to Civil Dusk’s lyricism, revision, tenderness and romance. A much established artist in the Australian music world, Bernard continues to fill his albums with the essence of an artist who only just broke into the scene. The second installment 'Brutal Dawn' is Rabbit Radio Album Of The Week, supporting Australian home grown music, you can also catch Fanning on his Brutal Dawn tour in October all around the country.
Melbourne punks Clowns’ third album Lucid Again is bursting with psychedelic swirling guitars, electrifying riffs and explosive vocals, seamlessly combining a powerful punch of pop, punk and hardcore, and it's our Album Of The Week all this week on Rabbit Radio. From the exhilarating guitar-work on album opener and title-track ‘Lucid Again’, to the catchy melody lines on the first single ‘Dropped My Brain’ and commanding chorus on 9-minute epic ‘Not Coping’, these songs are exploding with the band’s signature distortion-drenched sound and rambunctious energy, yet distinctly different from their previous releases which is especially evident from the scuzzy-psychedelia infused throughout.
The Pinheads, the seven wayward children of Wollongong’s thriving rock ‘n’ roll scene, have released their long-awaited, self-titled debut album, Farmer & the Owl via Inertia Music. All this week on Rabbit Radio the bands album will be our Album Of The Week. The South Coast hellraisers share a string of national tour dates with the album release in June and July.
Mac DeMarco’s third full-length album, This Old Dog, is Rabbit Radio's Album Of The Week, and has been officially released through Captured Tracks /Remote Control with distribution via Rocket. It was a little space—in time, location (he moved from Queens to Los Angeles), and method—that inspired DeMarco while making This Old Dog. Arriving in California with a grip of demos he’d written in New York, he realised after a few months of setting up his new shop that the gap was giving him perspective.DeMarco says, “I demoed a full album, and as I was moving to the West Coast I thought I’d get to finishing it quick. But then I realised that moving to a new city, and starting a new life takes time. Usually I just write, record, and put it out; no problem. But this time, I wrote them and they sat. When that happens, you really get to know the songs. It was a different vibe.”
Fans have patiently waited between albums in Dappled Cities 18-year career and now they return with their fifth full-length album ||||| (pronounced FIVE). As the title suggests, ||||| is the Sydney indie pop group’s fifth, and most accomplished, record. Filled with quiet self-assurance, it features Dappled Cities’ trademark even-split of songwriting, singing and deft guitar work of Dave Rennick and Tim Derricourt, along with the layered backbone of sound provided by bassist Alex Moore, drummer Allan Kumpulainen and textured sonics added by keyboardist Ned Cooke. All this week on Rabbit Radio IIIII will be our Album Of The Week,
Australia’s own garage-pop ratbags Bleeding Knees Club, have a new EP full of sugar-rush punk nuggets, Chew The Gum. The four track EP is the first fresh material from Bleeding Knees Club since 2013’s anthemic single “Feel”, and will make you only fall in love with the home-grown hooligans all over again, but makes you realise just how much you've missed them. The band will be hitting the road in may for a triumphant set of headline shows. All this week on Rabbit Radio 'Chew The Gum' is the Album Of The Week, the official release date was April 14th but we're just re-celebrating BKC return!
Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, releases his highly anticipated third album Pure Comedy, out now on Sub Pop via Inertia Music. 7th April was the official release date for Pure Comedy but all this week on Rabbit Radio we're featuring the masterpiece that it is, full of witty lyrics, insightful realisations and beautifully composed music.
With singles "Pure Comedy", "Ballad of the Dying Man" and "Total Entertainment Forever" leading the charge, Pure Comedy sees Tillman at the height of his powers as a lyricist and freakishly prescient cultural observer. The album presents Tillman's bent critiques, bared humanity and gently warped classic songwriting in a stunning 75-minute odyssey.